Things had recently been hectic so we were not as organised as usual and set off later than we had planned. We made good time thanks to my TomTom SatNav rather than the inbuilt SatNav in Mr C’s car. We are rarely confident that the inbuilt one chooses the best routes because it tends to take us off on strange detours that add time to the journey.

Tewkesbury Abbey

We stopped off in Tewkesbury where we had lunch in the Touching Souls tea room next door to the Abbey. It was just as hectic and we were being organised in the same way as we were on our previous visit at Easter.

Sherborne Abbey

We arrived in Sherborne and checked into our hotel, The Eastbury, at around 3.30pm. We had a cup of tea in our room before stepping out into light rain for a walk around Sherborne. As we neared the end of our walk the rain eased off and we were treated to the Abbey’s peal of bells.

Room Delphinium

Back in the hotel room I had an enjoyable soak in the bath, the first time I chanced a bath rather than a shower after hurting my back the week before. This was accompanied by a small glass of the complementary Sloe Gin that had been left in our room for us to enjoy.

We dined in the hotel restaurant, following dinner with a nightcap in the hotel lounge. The receptionist, Gemma, brought us some large folders full of leaflets about things to do and see in the local area. This kept us entertained for the rest of the evening.

18 Comments CherryPie on Jun 29th 2019

18 Responses to “Sherborne – Day One”

  1. I admire all those cool old building but I have to admit. I sure wouldn’t want to clean them.
    Coffee is on

  2. Ayush says:

    a pleasant day and i can imagine the soak and the drink helped to unwind a bit, CP.

  3. What a great name to give to tea rooms next door to the Abbey: Touching Souls :)

  4. lisl says:

    A fine place to stay, Cherie. You have reminded me it is time to visit again

  5. Ginnie says:

    You don’t always have to be organized, Cherry, when you’re living life to the hilt like the two of you do! I especially liked the Touching Souls tea room touch. :)

  6. You know what… It took me a long time to recall this little town that I have been to a while ago.
    It was Selborne in Hampshire!
    But this is Sherborne in Dorset, right. So it’s a new place for me. ;)

    I think these two should become twin towns.

  7. It looks a lovely place to stay :) Looking forward to seeing more of your break. Our satnav has an awful habit of sending you off on unnecessary detours! :(

    • CherryPie says:

      I am just finishing of one of my walking challenges and posting photos there and then I will be back with day two of my Sherborne Diary.

      My TomTom always does us proud. When we choose the quickest route it often takes us places we wouldn’t have known about but the journey is always quicker than the one we would have chosen. On certain journeys we choose the avoiding motorways option and we get taken on a speedy route through delightful countryside seeing places we had not known about before :-)

  8. The Yum List says:

    I am always in awe of those lovely gardens.